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Printer is not printing and black cartridge has ink

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  • lckck2003 Aug 07, 2008

    my printer will not print black and want print anything from the spreadsheet

    i have did eveything i know to do unstalled the cd restalled cleaned ink cartridge what else can i do ? the printer is a lexmark x75 all in one

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    my printer does not print the black cartridge. The cartridge is one week old, so it can't be empty.

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    it doesn't print black =( WHY?!

  • emilymo1381 Sep 16, 2008

    I have a brand new black ink cartridge in my printer, but it will not print in black.

  • artintheory Sep 23, 2008

    My color cartridge is empty, but my black ink cartridge still has ink. Why is it printing so faintly? How can I make it so color prints in black only?

  • cmhamr Oct 04, 2008

    Printer will not print black with new cartridge.

  • seanlisaau Oct 14, 2008

    Yep me too, replaced black, cleaned it, it will not print in black. In fact I tried two new cartridges.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    not printing in black. Other colors show up on test page prinotout.

    Where's the "1 Solution"?

  • mosesko Nov 03, 2008

    I tried deep cleaning a few times, two new black ink cartridges and still nothing. The color cartridge is working but black is not. I checked ink levels and there is a question mark next to the black ink cartridge. Do I need to get a new print head?

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    my black doesnt print either its only printing pink and blue

  • fqv01 Dec 04, 2008

    I want to print and copy only in black but the printer is not allowing me cause one of the other toners is empty. How do I solve this problem, I work in a non-profit after-school and do not have the funds to purchase another tones. Black toner in new.

    Thanks for your help,

    Mr. Frank

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    i have shipping papers to print out and it quit printing black text this is comming out of my pockett and im not a darn bit happy about this.these richards dont have a clue and looks to me they have had this problem for awhile is that why there is no ink in the stores and no more kodak printers for sale i was told this was the best deal so i bought it and now its costing me this anit cool

  • cccorvera Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. New ink cartridges...nothing. Different i70...nothing. Reinstalled program...nothing. Can anyone help me? I don't have money to waste!

  • earlsouth Jan 10, 2009

    Installed new black ink cartridge after it quit printing black only...Other colours print okay.....Checked cartridges they are all okay......Why won't black print...I put it through cleaning opperation several times .Still won't print black

  • srt1938 Jan 16, 2009

    Only have a black cartridge installed. Only want to print with this cartridge. Cannot find where to change the preference for only black cartridge

  • manadude2 Jan 24, 2009

    Lexmark X75 Inkjet Printer

    Windows XP SP2

    We gotr this printer from a friend, with cartridges presumed empty. We bought a refill kit for the black cartidge and filled successfully. When printing test/clean/alignment pages, small black streaks appear at regular intervals of about 2-3cm down 3/4 page.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    black ink says full but it won't print anything in black

  • mail2fahad Feb 08, 2009

     i just refilled my cartidge but when i print my document it shows almost zero ink level.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    My Kodak easyshare printer is only printing shades of blue. No black. No red, etc. I did the maintenenceand also rest to factory settings, nothing worked.



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It looks like the black conducts get dry. My printer keeps doing this and I amke it work by sprayin Windex on the sponge where the printer heads park. To do this, sent a printout and while the head is printing, you spray windex until you fill the sponge, then let the head sit por a few minutes and run a cleaning cycle. It works on my printer. Try and see what happens.

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Clean the print heads. Many systems, including my HP OJ 6500, have this as a feature to automatically perform the task.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010


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SOURCE: Printer will not print black, but will not let me replace black cartridge

Had the same problem but this worked for me. To force a cartridge change, press and hold down the PAPER FEED button for at least 5 seconds as suggested here:

I then changed the black cartridge, even though I hadn't used much ink from the old cartridge and the computer was showing it as three quarters full.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008



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SOURCE: Won't print unless all ink cartridges have ink.

Try changing it in the properties section under device settings
or go to color management if you have it and change the setting to black only,.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008


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SOURCE: Printer not printing black ink

The problem you are all having is with the print head (The black tray that your ink cartridges sit in).

Most of the time a simple cleaning of this will correct the problem, if it does not then you will have to call Kodak support and they will send you out another print head.

But lets try and see if we can get your troubled one to work again by following these steps...

1 - turn printer on and open the lid as if you were going to change the printer ink cartridges.

2- when the ink tray moves into the center and stops, remove both the black and color cartrdiges from the print head.

3- To remove the print head simply place your left thumb inside the head all the way to the left facing up and pinch the upper left lip of the print head to release it, then pull the entire tray out with your other hand ( there is a release inside the tray above the sticker of a finger and bullseye to the far left in the upper left corner inside the tray)

4- With the tray now removed be sure to look at the bottom and you most likely will find a build-up of black ink... clean this off using DRY paper towel as much as you can.
I used rubbing alcohol but if you do this make SURE it is completely dry before reinstalling.

5- Once you have cleaned the print head reinstall it in reverse fashion than you removed it, if you installed it right you will hear a solid CLICK noise.

6- replace the ink cartridges you removed if they still have ink in them and then close the printer lid.

7- You may get a notice that there is a new printer head and or cartridges and it will want to align and or calibrate the sure to do this!

8- Once the printer is recalibrated hit the menu tab on the printer and choose " clean ink head"... Do a deep cleaning 2 times!

9- Now try to print something that contains something black like a text document. If it works you are all set, if it did not then you will need a new print head from kodak. simply explain that you did the above steps and it did not work so that you can avoid support trying to run you through all this. They will send you a new one in 2 days.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on Sep 04, 2008


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SOURCE: Kodax Eps-5 Printer want print with one cartridge

No you need functioning colour cart for black to work.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009


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SOURCE: black ink will not print. Colours ok

Neither solution will help, Brother has had some bad printheads and the only repair is to install a new printhead. It's a shop repair and runs around $170.00. Under warranty there's no charge. The thing you really don't want to do is blow air into the system as it takes another full ink to get the air bubbles out. Sorry for the Stupid help above.

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